Job role and application process


The CDI is looking to recruit a part-time, three-day week business development manager from July 2019. We are looking for an enthusiastic, goal-driven, hard working person to manage income generation across our major commercial activities.

In return for flexible working, which will leave you with a free August and two weeks free in December and March/April, and the option of free half term weeks too; we are looking to appoint a person that can work with us for 42 weeks a year. In addition to a fair day rate we will pay an annual bonus against income targets achieved.

This role can be home or office-based. Some travel to major events throughout the UK and a few nights away each year, at the CDI's expense, are intrinsic to the role. 

This is not a new role; the (the previous incumbent having gone on to greater things) and a lot of ground work in terms of databases, etc, has been done.

The job

This is a hands on BD role , with no additional staff to manage, in a growing UK-wide professional body. The focus of the role is building relationships and generating income across six major areas: 

  1. Sponsorship of events - three-four national conferences annually and the UK Career Development Awards
  2. Managing exhibitions as part of national conference events - from 4-30 stands
  3. Advertising in our quarterly magazine
  4. Managing the careers sector job board, Careers in Careers 
  5. Managing third party commercial emails on behalf of suppliers/providers
  6. Developing new and innovative business opportunities.

Working to the CE, the role also includes maintaining a commercial database of contacts and providing monthly reports.

Read the full job specification here.

Useful background

Application process

Please apply in writing, explaining your relevant experience and achievements, and what ideas you have for generating new revenue streams for the CDI (three pages max).

Send your letter of application and CV to by Wednesday 10 July at 17.00.

Interviews will take place in central Birmingham on Wednesday 17 July.